Monday, April 22, 2024 (Week 17)

March 20 in History

What happened on March 20 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on march 20 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on march 20 in history.

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1987
The United State approves AZT, a drug that is proven to slow the progress of AIDS.
1982
U.S. scientists return from Antarctica with the first land mammal fossils found there.
1976
Patty Hearst is convicted of armed robbery.
1969
Senator Edward Kennedy calls on the United States to close all bases in Taiwan.
1965
President Lyndon B. Johnson orders 4,000 troops to protect the Selma-Montgomery civil rights marchers.
1943
The Allies attack Field Marshall Erwin Rommel‘s forces on the Mareth Line in North Africa.
1940
The British Royal Air Force conducts an all-night air raid on the Nazi airbase at Sylt, Germany.
1939
President Franklin D. Roosevelt names William O. Douglas to the Supreme Court.
1932
The German dirigible, Graf Zepplin, makes the first flight to South America on regular schedule.
1922
President Warren G. Harding orders U.S. troops back from the Rhineland.
1918
The Bolsheviks of the Soviet Union ask for American aid to rebuild their army.
1915
The French call off the Champagne offensive on the Western Front.
1906
Army officers in Russia mutiny at Sevastopol.
1852
Harriet Beecher Stowe‘s Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published.
1841
Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue, considered the first detective story, is published.
1815
Napoleon Bonaparte enters Paris and begins his 100-day rule.
1792
In Paris, the Legislative Assembly approves the use of the guillotine.
1760
The Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings.
1739
In India, Nadir Shah of Persia occupies Delhi and takes possession of the Peacock throne.
1413
Henry IV of England is succeed by his son Henry V.